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And thus, I ween, thus shall I best repay
may, I labour to diffuse th’important good, 'Till this great truth by all be understood; " That all the pious duties which we owe, “ Our parents, friends, our country and our God;
“ The seeds of every virtue here below, “ From Discipline alone, and early Culture grow.”.
C Α Ν Τ Ο Ι.
The Knight, as to PÆDîa's house
And bis vain pride dismays.
Gentle Knight there was, whose noble deeds
O’er Fairy Land by Fame were blazon'd round: For warlike enterprize, and fage areeds Emong the chief alike was he renown'd;
• Pædia is a Greek word, signifying Education. · Areeds, counsels.
Whence with the marks of highest honours crown'd
He anchor'd was, and chang'd the tossing seas
of his joy and pain, Sweet charmer of his youth, friend of his age, Skill'd to improve his bliss, his sorrows to assuage.
III. From this fair union, not of fordid gain, But merit similar and mutual love, True source of lineal virtue, sprung a train Of youths and virgins ; like the beauteous grove, Which round the temple of Olympic Jove, Begirt with youthful bloom the parent tree, The sacred olive; whence old Elis wove
Her • Parent tree, the faired elite.] This tree grew in the Altis, or sacred grove of Olympic Jupiter at Olympia, having, as the Eleans
Her verdant crowns of peaceful victory,
Who from deep thought and studious search erewhile Had learnt to mend the heart, and till the human foil.
V. For by coelestial Wisdom whilom led Through all th' apartments of th’immortal mind, He view'd the secret stores, and mark'd the 8 sted To judgment, wit, and memory aflignd ; And how sensation and reflection join'd To fill with images her darksome grotte, Where variously disjointed or combin'd,
pretended, been originally planted there by Hercules. It was esteemed facred, and from that were taken the Olympic crowns. See Pausanias. Eliac. and the Dissertation on the Olympic games. • Guerdons, rewards.
Palmer, pilgrim. The person here fignified is Mr. Locke, characteriz'd by his works. Sted, place, station.
As reason, fancy, or opinion wrought, [thought. Their various masks they play'd, and fed her pensive
His curious soul, he turn'd him to explore
The persecuting sword forbids to draw,
But, stooping from his height, would even deign
By him hath been y-taught his course to frame
IX. For this the FAIRY KNIGHT with anxious thought, And fond paternal care his counsel pray'd; And him of gentlest courtesy besought His guidance to vouchsafe and friendly aid ; The while his tender offspring he convey'd, Through devious paths to that secure retreat ; Where sage Pædia, with each tuneful maid,
On a wide mount had fix'd her rural seat,